E. The New Nation

1781-1860

Independence from Great Britain created the need for a new national and state government. In this section, learn about the South Carolina leaders who participated in the creation of the United States Constitution and how the state adjusted to changes. Also, learn how Cotton Becomes King due to the introduction of the cotton gin. This new invention eventually created opportunities for the expansion of slavery and the move towards westward expansion. The tensions that arise during this time period eventually lead to Civil War.

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The New Nation